/ Source: Reuters
Dog lovers in Britain have taken 2.7 million working days off to care for their sick pets over the last two years, according to a survey released Thursday.
Ten percent of owners missed five days of work, with half of these taking up to two weeks off to look after their pets.
People in Britain are so concerned about their dogs’ well-being that 55 percent admitted they paid more attention to sick pets than an ill partner.
Fifty-three percent of owners also said they bought their dogs a present if their pets were feeling under the weather.
The survey, for Direct Line Pet Insurance, polled 750 British dog owners.